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Three die, 16 hurt by French hostage-taker

Three people were killed and 16 wounded in southwestern France when a gunman held up a car, opened fire on police and then took hostages in a supermarket, screaming “Allahu Akbar”.

Aust ‘criticises’ US steel tariffs at WTO

Australia is reportedly among the countries that have criticised US President Donald Trump’s steel and aluminium tariffs at a World Trade Organisation meeting.

Trump signs budget deal after veto threat

US President Donald Trump signed congress’ $US1.3 trillion ($A1.68 trillion) spending bill, ending several hours of confusion after he tweeted a threat to veto it, raising the spectre of a government shutdown.

Cambridge Analytica offices to be searched

A judge has issued a warrant for the London offices of Cambridge Analytica to be searched.

Teen gets 34 years for London train bomb

An Iraqi asylum seeker has been jailed for 34 years for trying to set off a homemade bomb on a rush-hour London commuter train in a botched attack that injured 30 people.

EU promises to do more over UK spy attack

European Union member states have agreed at a summit to take additional punitive measures against Russia for a nerve agent attack in Britain, as Moscow accused the bloc of joining a London-driven hate campaign against it.